Accession Number:

ADA011132

Title:

Computation of Positions of Doppler Satellite Observing Stations.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN LAB VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

A computer program is described which forms and solves normal equations for station position and bias parameters. The satellite observations are obtained from the geoceiver, a lightweight Doppler tracking equipment. The orbit of the satellite is held fixed in the computations. A single pass solution for longitude and latitude as well as a three-dimensional solution for longitude, latitude, and height is computed. The program also includes segments for filtering the data, correcting for ionospheric and tropospheric refraction, and navigating the station in the plane of the satellite velocity vector and station position.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE